With state officials closing public spaces and asking Wyoming residents to stay home as much as possible, the usual methods of interpersonal communication have been disrupted. Across the state though, marquees on theaters, churches, bars and other buildings speak volumes.
Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist on March 20 issued a statewide closure of public spaces including theaters, schools, bars, coffee shops, gyms and museums. Many theaters had already shut their doors by then in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gordon and Harrist have since extended that order and two others until April 30 to slow community spread of the virus.
Residents have reacted in many ways. Many have taken to marquees to beam out messages of solidarity and support.